Man arrested for posing as contractor, allegedly contracting without license

Paradise police arrested a man for posing as a contractor after he failed to complete a job for a Camp Fire victim.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 12:43 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 12:44 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise police arrested a man for posing as a contractor after he failed to complete a job for a Camp Fire survivor.

The Paradise Police Department was notified that a subject posted as a local contractor to obtain construction work in the town of Paradise on July 16, 2019.

Officers investigated and learned 37-year-old Kris Chivrell, posed as a contractor and agreed to build a structure for the victim.

Chivrell failed to complete the job that he agreed to and the victim lost a substantial amount of money. Officers learned that Chivrell had no contractor's license and admitted to entering into a contract with the victim to construct a building.

Chivrell was arrested for contracting without a license and booked into the Butte County Jail.

Paradise Police are reminding residents throughout the rebuilding process of the community to make sure those hired to complete construction work are licensed and insured contractors.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the Contractors State License Board, CLICK HERE

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